All requirements of the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup grant have been met and
the grant has been closed out. Property transfer to Carilion took place
in late November 2010. Carilion continues to prepare the property for
Scraps to Scrubs
Read the article from the EPA Region 3 Land Revitalization Update (Winter 2010) titled Scraps to Scrubs in Virginia. See how perseverance and partnering pay off when the first medical school students start their school year.
The City worked with a contractor to conduct lead and arsenic cleanup
activities through a separate EPA $200,000 cleanup grant. Cleanup work
took place during the months of August and September 2010. The Roanoke
Redevelopment and Housing Authority then sold the property to Carilion
in late 2010 after which time, Carilion completed site cleanup and
preparation for new development.
An interested developer is currently working with Carilion and the City of Roanoke to develop the property. Upon City Council approval the property was rezoned to D, Downtown District, in April 2012. The developer plans to create a phased mixed use development on the site.